When: Monday, April 16, 2018
Time: 8:30a-5:00p
Where: Seattle, Washington, USA
Cost: 695 USD

Learn skills that will enhance outcomes, user confidence, and project management in this one-day user proficiency seminar. This is particularly relevant for those using HydroComp NavCad with other software, such as CAD, CFD, or optimizing tools.
Includes lunch!


Presented by Don MacPherson, this NavCad User Development Seminar is an extension of our typical software training class. It assumes that the participant has a basic understanding of the software, and will focus on high-value and relevant topics for the contemporary user – particularly those that plan to use NavCad in conjunction with other hull form and CFD tools.


• A refresher on NavCad’s physics-based hydrodynamic and propulsion system simulation
• The characteristics of the Hull-Propulsor-Driveline-Engine “system”
• Using the library of [1D] and [2D] hull and propulsor component prediction models
• Documenting prediction reliability with Confidence Plots and Benchmark Vessels
• Engine and fuel data, including considerations for dual-fuel, LNG, and CO2 production
• Extracting necessary hull form data from geometry sources (CAD, tables, other software)
• Re-using existing assets from CFD and model tests for component prediction
• Optimization of hull and propeller components within NavCad, and strategies for use with third-party tools
• Modeling multi-element propellers, such as with nozzles, pods, or stators
• Conducting “Design Space Optimization” with NavCad simulation as a preparatory step for CFD or model testing

Premium Edition features addressed:
– Prediction of resistance and wave pattern elevations using the Analytical Distributed Volume Method
– Ship operation and duty-profile analysis, including fuel consumption and carbon footprint
– Scripting for batch calculations

For seminar participants without a NavCad license (or still running NavCad Standard), we are offering a special 30-day temporary trial license of NavCad 2018 Premium.

Find out what you may be missing in hydrodynamic and propulsion system simulation with NavCad.

+This seminar is suitable for both new and experienced users!


NC User Dev Seminar (1)

After this user seminar in Seattle, the HydroComp team will head to Victoria, BC, Canada for two events. First, a special event, HydroComp Propeller School, and then on to attend Mari-Tech 2018 Canada later in the week.
Details here!